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Three Inquirer scholars graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman yesterday.
WITH arms stretched out like the Oblation, Alexander Atrio Lim Lopez proclaimed the 2016 graduates of the University of the Philippines Diliman “fairies”—beautiful and capable of flight.
Like a farmer who knows the lay of his land, militant peasant leader Rafael Mariano has readied his to-do list for his first 100 days as agrarian reform secretary. His order of business includes filing cases against illegal and premature land conversion, reviewing agribusiness, leasehold and stock distribution arrangements between landowners and tenants, and seeking […]
A total of 1,327 counts of graft and malversation await former officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) for having been allegedly reimbursed “excessive, extraordinary” expenses for supposed meetings, entertainment and public relations activities amounting to nearly P13 million.
In considering emergency powers to deal with Metro Manila’s traffic crisis, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte must not forget due process.
THE LOCAL business community is pleased that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers have, for the most part, said all the right words about where they intend to take the Philippine economy.
SINGAPORE—I was in the middle of high school when Wolfgang’s self-titled debut album came out in 1995. It became the album I grew up with.
AROUND 25 million students headed back to school last June 13. This school year marks the full implementation of the K-to-12 program nationwide, which now requires students to complete 12 years of basic education before they enter colleges and universities. From 1945 to 2011, Filipinos were required to complete only a total of 10 years […]
WHO REMEMBERS Dexter Condez, who was described as the most vocal figure among the Ati in their struggle for their ancestral land rights in world-famous Boracay?
“HOW CAN academe help support our region’s economic roadmap?” asked a faculty member from Eastern Visayas State University to kick off the open forum in Tacloban City, where I spoke the other day. The gathering was the Eastern Visayas leg of a nationwide series of forums held over the past year by the Department of Trade and Industry on the localization of industry roadmaps and the Asean Economic Community game plan.
LONDON—The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over.
The value of imported goods shipped into the country in April jumped by 29.2 percent—the fastest increase in more than five years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Friday.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a P20-billion retail bond offering planned by conglomerate Ayala Corp. under a shelf registration program.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) tax take in May jumped by almost a fifth, although this was still below the target for the month, data released on Thursday showed.
The state-run operator of Clark International Airport in Pampanga backed plans for new railway lines linking the gateway to Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines looks to fight the odds anew when it disputes the last Final Four berth versus Team Laoag in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference Monday. The Lady Maroons—who seemed out of the semifinal picture two weeks ago—had hoped to sweep their last three games to advance to the next round. […]
CONCEDED a slot by many since being named to the Gilas Pilipinas pool, Calvin Abueva joined LA Tenorio as the last two cuts of the squad that will try to win an Olympic berth for the country starting July 5 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. After an agonizingly long wait for the announcement […]
AFTER almost three weeks of hell in Europe, Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin will make the final two cuts today to come up with his “Fighting 12” that will try to win the Manila Olympic Qualifying Tournament next week. “[Today] will be an ordinary day for 12 of you,” Baldwin was quoted by a TV5 […]
IF EVER Manny Pacquiao decides to make a ring comeback, he need not worry about an opponent or a date for the fight. Promoter Bob Arum has figured out the possibilities, naming Terence Crawford, Adrien Broner and World Boxing Council welterweight champion Danny Garcia as the leading candidates in an interview with Review-Journal. Arum, Top […]
NEW Zealand, the third team in Group B of the Manila Olympic Qualifying that also includes France and Gilas Pilipinas, will not field in a single NBA veteran in the July 5 to 10 event, set at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. But that doesn’t mean the Kiwis will be easy pickings for anyone, […]
WHEN it was mounted last February by León Gallery, “Alfonso Ossorio: Afflictions of Glory” was already seen as the biggest art event of 2016. But León may have outdone that with “Filipinos in the Gilded Age,” its new exhibit of late-19th-century paintings, sacred sculptures and furniture, including heretofore locally unviewed works by Luna and Hidalgo, displaying […]
The world is looking more closely at Davao these days since the 16th elected President of the Republic, who will be inaugurated on June 30, hails from there. Let’s then go back in mythical times to see what Davao was like and how her famous fruit, the durian, originated in myth. As a frequent Davao […]
There’s no trouble like family trouble, as American novelist Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney shows us in her debut novel, “The Nest.” A complex, funny and observant story about an inheritance that comes between four siblings, “The Nest” surprises readers by heading off into unexpected directions when Sweeney discusses the unique make-up of the four distinctively different […]
DIRECTED by David Yates, “The Legend of Tarzan” is a reimagining of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic creation in an all-new action adventure for the big screen. According to Yates, the film isn’t telling an origin story. It is set years after Tarzan has left the jungles of Africa behind. “It’s not Tarzan as you […]
A government road-widening project in Sagada, Mountain Province is threatening the integrity of an ancient mummy burial cave in Ambasing Village. The road-widening is part of the “convergence project” of the Department of Public Works (DPWH) and Department of Tourism (DOT) designed to ease traffic to and from the picturesque Mountain Province municipality. The convergence […]
Filmmaker Mike de Leon, the director behind such acclaimed movies as “Itim,” “Kisapmata” and “Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising,” is working on a new project. His last full-length feature film was “Bayaning Third World,” which was shown at the London and Busan film festivals 16 years ago.
Not only did Anthony Hopkins have the honor of being the understudy of the great Laurence Olivier in a play; one night, he actually stepped in for the iconic thespian and drew a standing ovation at curtain call.
POP QUIZ for the single guys out there: What would you do if you were told that your girlfriend, who swore to remain celibate until she gets married, has been artificially inseminated by accident with the sperm of the boss she has a huge crush on?
Laurence Olivier slapping Maggie Smith for real, onstage, everyone’s stunned reaction and afterward, the actress’ classic retort to the legendary actor backstage—this priceless anecdote (and more) was shared in a recent chat by Anthony Hopkins, who witnessed this scene.
What a delightful Saturday I had at the basketball-themed baby shower of ma chere amie Mic Cazzola and my migo, James Yap, at Le Jardin. Thanks to my “partner in crime” Bo Cerrudo for accompanying me.